Researchers from the University of Glasgow are holding three workshops in Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow, to explore new ways of working with IP within the games industry.
Girl Geek Scotland needs your help... Diversity is an ongoing issue in the technology sector. According to recent research, women make up only 18% of the digital technology workforce. That's terrible. One of the mains reasons for this is female uptake in computing science subjects and interest in technology careers is low - even at high school.... Continue Reading →
Scotland IS, the organisation which focuses on Scotland's 'digital technologies industry' has launched its Digital Technologies Workforce Survey. The has been created to help companies to benchmark themselves and improve their ability to attract new staff in an increasingly competitive market. Scotland IS wants to help the wider industry realise its potential to grow, develop new products and services, increase exports and... Continue Reading →
The Scottish Games Network, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise are working together to produce the first ever entirely comprehensive survey of Scotland's games industry.
Creative Scotland, the national agency for the arts, screen and creative industries north of the border is launching a campaign to research and understand the country's video games and interactive sectors more fully. In previous years, the organisation has carried out full sector reviews for film, literature, music, dance, theatre and visual arts. These reviews... Continue Reading →
Attention game developers and digital companies - especially (but not limited to) those in Edinburgh - Innovate UK (the organisation formerly known as the technology strategy board) is to invest up to £1 million in innovative research and development projects centred on the emerging cluster of digital media businesses in Edinburgh. The competition aims to stimulate the hotspot... Continue Reading →
Please take two minutes to read this article - then share it with your friends and colleagues in the games industry... The Next Generation Skills Academy is carrying out a survey looking at diversity and equality within the games industry. They're looking for women working in the games sector to help by filling in a survey... Continue Reading →
How many games companies are there in the UK? How many programmers? Are artists getting the training they need? How are people actually getting into the industry? Is QA still a valid way into a company? How about the demographics of the people making games? Is it still a male dominated industry? Is the gender... Continue Reading →
TIGA, the independent game developers association has released its annual survey of the UK's games industry, created by Games Investor Consulting. The report shows that the games sector in Scotland is flourishing. New studios, growing numbers of employees and greater investment are all recorded, along with growing revenues. According to the report, employment in the Scottish games industry has... Continue Reading →